U – 42mins – 2014
Showing in the UK: ITV2, Christmas Day, 7.20am
ELF OFF THE SHELF
Having recently rewatched – and thoroughly enjoyed – the 2003 Will Ferrell film, I put on Buddy’s Musical Christmas expecting a sequel adventure, albeit it in a condensed, more kid-ified medium. Imagine my surprise when it quickly became apparent that this 2014 stop-motion animated TV special is not a follow-up to Jon The Jungle Book Favreau’s festive comedy but a felt-flavoured repurposing.